F. Scott Fitzgerald comments on the lighthearted vivacity and the moral
deterioration of the period. It possesses numerous references to the
contemporary period. The aimlessness and shallowness of the guests, the
crazy extravagance of Gatsby’s parties, and the indication of Gatsby’s
connection in the bootlegging company all represent the period and the
American setting. But as a piece of social critique, The Great Gatsby also
describes the defeat of the American dream, and that the American ideals differ with the actual social conditions that exist in society. For the American constitutions stands for the freedom, and equality amongst folks, but the truth of the matter is that social discrimination still exists and the grouping amongst the classes can by no means be overcome.
Myrtle’s try to turn out to be a “member” of Tom’s group is predestined to
fail, since he is of the wealthier, a lot more “sophisticated” class. Taking
advantage of her animation, her lively nature, she tries to elude the rest of her class. She gets involved in an affair with Tom, and inherits his values, and his way of living. By undertaking so, she only demoralizes herself, and becomes corrupt like the rich are stereotyped to be. She belittles people today from her own class, and loses all sense of honor that she after had. And for all her social desires, Myrtle in no way does obtain her location in Tom’s “high brow” planet of the wealthy.
Fitzgerald portrays Myrtle’s situation, clearly, as a minor reflection to
Gatsby’s extra substantial struggle. When Myrtle’s ambitions come from her
social desires, Gatsby’s are linked extra to his idealism, his strong belief in life’s chance. For positive, his wish is influenced by social considerations as nicely Daisy, who is lovely and wealthy, shows a way of life which is distant to Gatsby’s
and for that reason is a lot more appealing to him, mainly because it is so far out of his reach.
Even so, social status is not his premier cause for loving Daisy. It only leads him, and tends to make him topic to think in life’s wonderful chance. Like Myrtle does, Gatsby fights to match himself into a different social group, the 1 of old income, but his attempt is much more important, due to the fact his entire faith in life is
rested upon it. Therefore, his failure is much much more frightful to him, as any
bigger dream’s failure turns out to be. His entire objective, his self-assurance in life and himself is entirely smashed when he fails to win Daisy’s love. His death, when it arrives is nearly meaningless, for, with the…